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Frelinghuysen, Joseph S(herman) 1912-2005

FRELINGHUYSEN, Joseph S(herman) 1912-2005

OBITUARY NOTICE— See index for CA sketch: Born August 11, 1912, in Easthampton, NY; died of pneumonia January 8, 2005, in Morristown, NJ. Businessman, farmer, and author. Frelinghuysen was best known for his book, Passages to Freedom: A Story of Capture and Escape (1990), which was about his World War II escape from an Italian POW camp. Born in a distinguished military family, he graduated from Princeton University in 1934. Having been in the ROTC, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after college. When World War II started, he served as a commander in the 5th Field Artillery in North Africa. It was there that he was captured in 1942 by the Italian Army. He and another prisoner managed to escape in 1943, trekking through enemy territory to find the British 8th Army. After the war, Frelinghuysen worked on his family's dairy farm and for his family's insurance business. He later served as director of Chilcott Laboratories (now Warner-Lambert) and, from 1962 to 1971, of Service Bureau Corp. He was also coauthor of Keep Your Heart Running: A Graduated Total Health and Fitness Program for People of All Ages (1976).



New York Times, January 13, 2005, p. A29.

Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ), January 11, 2005, p. 37.

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